BUILDS ON A NATIONAL BESTSELLER: From the New York Times bestselling author, Emdin’s last book For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, was a blockbuster hit that continues to sell thousands of copies each year – 5 years later - and Ratchetdemic builds off the principles introduced in it.
INTRODUCES A NEW CONCEPT: Ratchetdemic, which aims to reclaim a word historically used to marginalize students of color, is a way of embracing hip-hop culture and academic achievement, allowing students and educators of color to be their true selves within educational spaces
A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED EDUCATOR, Emdin is frequently invited to speak at colleges, conferences, and institutions and is a frequent commentator on education and and race for publications including The New York Times, PBS, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among others. His hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers are keyed into his every move and excited about new projects
WILL APPEAL TO BOTH EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS: Written with both new and veteran teachers and students in mind, Emdin argues that contemporary schooling presents a false choice between being ratchet and academic. He shows that teachers and students can embrace their ratchet identity without shrinking from their academic selves.
A FRESH ANALYSIS OF RATCHET IDENTITY: Scholars like Brittany Cooper, Bettina Love, and Omise’eke Tinsley have written about ratchet identity in Black feminism and pop culture, but this is the first book to look at ratchet identity in education.
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